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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continued from 76p071.)...
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by Whalen, Philip
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A Philip Whalen class on Virginia Woolf. Whalen discusses Woolf's biography, including her death, her journals and letters, and her novels, including To the Lighthouse and The Waves. Whalen also reads and discusses excerpts from Woolf's works.
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by Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Keywords: New American Poetry, ethnopoetics, oral literature, language and culture
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
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The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Brownstein, Michael
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Second half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, cut-ups, underground science,Timothy Leary, General Electric light bulbs, IBM, and imagery. (Continued from 77p035.)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class that Allen Ginsberg taught at the Naropa Institute in 1988 on Improvised Poetics. Ginsberg instructs students in several writing and visualization exercises in order for them to engage mind and its structure and form. He also reads Kerouac's essay, "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and then discusses Kerouac and Neil Cassidy stories and techniques extensively with the class. The story of how "First thought, best thought" came about as a play between Chogyam...
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on the imagination of procedure with advice on Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Frost, and Louis Zukofsky. Also included in this lecture are readings from Pound, Whitman, and Creeley's own works. Allen Ginsberg adds to the lecture by posing a specific question to Creeley about Whitman and Charles Olson. (Continues on 86p022.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art...
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by Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, music in literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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First part of a reading by Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure. Anne Waldman introduces the reading that includes Ginsberg performing "Howl," "A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley," and "Supermarket in California." McClure reads "For the Death of 100 Whales," "Jaguar Skies," and "Dark Brown." (Continued on 76p108.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. Click for second half of Ginsberg's class .
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various topics including structuralists and deconstructuralism, alienation, sorrow songs, Stevie Wonder, and content as principle. (Continued from 84p001.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Gladman, Renee; Kyger, Joanne; Mullen, Harryette; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, Renee Gladman. This section contains the remainder of the question and answer session. Topics discussed include gendered grammar and syntax, the feminization of America, the commodification of sex, and the patriarchy. (Continued from 02P031)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 18, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act I scene 1 and 2 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores, Aristotle's poetic and dramatic theories, Ezra Pound's four parts of poetry, and Ginsberg's own poetic influences...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, protest poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa Institute. This session discusses Shakespeare's poetry and the Lyric and Ballad poets, juxtaposing these with Modernist, Futurist, and contemporary poets such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, and David Cope, to show the evolution and direction of poetics. Ginsberg ends the session by reading extensively from Cope's selected works. This is class 1 of 33.
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First half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He focuses on travel in the world of Islam, discussing the history of nomadic travel and tradition. He relates several anecdotes about Ibn Arabi and recites a Sufi traveling song. (Continues on 91P150)
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by Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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by Padgett, Ron
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First half of a class by Ron Padgett on writing poetry. He separates poetry into two types, that with a plan and that without. He discusses acrostics (a Victorian parlor game), "I remember," and other writing exercises. (Continues on 75p029). Keywords: New American Poetry, New York School
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including Harlem, modernism, Langston Hughes, black literature, Civil War, abolition, reconstruction, Richard Wright, Black Arts Movement, the beat generation, and underground ideologies. (Continues on 84p004.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express. Burroughs arrives and discusses writing techniques, including the idea that "Life is a cut up." He also talks about why he became a writer, Laurie Anderson, rolling drunks, biological warfare, weapons and retreats. The class learns some exercises for observing details while walking down the street.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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Second half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He continues his discussion on nomads followed by a brief talk about the travels of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. He ends the lecture discussing the future of travel. (Continued from 91P149)
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A Harry Smith lecture on Native American world views. Smith discusses similarities with cultures in other parts of the world. He reviews a written handout and covers a wide variety of topics, including the place of flutes in selected Native cultures, twin stories and opposing forces, creation myths involving the earth diver, psychedelics, the world tree, dreams, and the end of the world.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 8 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Academic Discourse at Havana." Specific attention is given to French poets--Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, Andre Gide, and others--who influenced Stevens. (Continued from 80p105.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist...
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Joan Retallack lecture discussing Gertrude Stein's influence on John Cage. The correlations between Stein and Cage are related to their style of writing and the avante-garde. Retallack discusses the necessity of coincidence, surprise, and crime in the world and in writing, and that real time cannot be mirrored in literature or performance. This form of writing is contrasted with conventional writing styles.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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End of a class with William S. Burroughs, finishing with a question and answer session with Burroughs responding to remarks about women, non-referential images, non-linear thinking, and telepathy. (Continued from 76p020-021.) Keywords: Beat Movement, Experimental Writing, Aural Poetry, Consciousness and Literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," Ginsberg's "A Manifesto," and diPrima's "Loba." (Continues on 74p009.)
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. The discussion covers Miles Davis, the Poetry Orchestra Project, formalism, relationship of society to art and film, satire vs. social protest, Ed Dorn, black literature, Henry Jones, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mark Twain. (Continues on 85p089.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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Harry Smith discusses Surrealism, liars and poetry, as he spends a good deal of the tape trying to find the poem he wants to read, parody of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Topics: consciousness and literature, experimental writing, mysticism
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Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special," words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continued from 01p090.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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by Vicuna, Cecilia
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Cecilia Vicuna gives a lecture on Word and Thread. She opens with a chant and then leads into a discussion of language and the various forms in which it manifests. Examples include textile, line and word. She traces the origin of many words including: polvo, order, line and nombre. There are many references to Andian Quechua culture and the quipo. The lecture closes and is followed by many students questions. July 15, 1994.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg reading, including "Navajo horse-blessing song" (first part of 17, performed with four tracks of Rothenberg's recorded voice and one track live), "Hunger," a poem about Maria Sabina, "November 1975, A dream in memory of Wallace Berman," "Aleph poem," "Tristan Tzara: an acrostic," "Airplane poem: the circles," "Abulafia's circles," "The History of Dada as my muse (for Diane Wakowski)," "A glass...
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by Brown, Rebecca; Delany, Samuel R.; Evenson, Brian; Kapil Rider, Bhanu
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A Panel recorded June 22, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, on Narrative and Identity, Brian Evenson, Chair. Panelists are Samuel R. "Chip" Delaney, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Topics cover personal identity vs. narrative identity, writing from the other, experimental narrative and experimental identity, structure and identity, code and catagory in identity, stable and unstable identities and narrative. The Panel is followed with a Q&A.
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First half of a Clark Coolidge class. Coolidge discusses many quotes that inspired him, and discusses writers writing about their own work. The recording ends about twenty minutes into the class.
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by Rothenberg, Jerome
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A Jerome Rothenberg class about shamans in Yanomamo society. He compares a film shown in a previous class to the commercial film The Emerald Forest and looks at how both films distort the realities of Yanomamo culture. He also discusses Yanomamo creation myths and other aspects of Yanomamo culture. Part 2 of a three part class series.
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on utopian communities in America, including a 17th century community of mystics founded by Johannes Kelpius and known as The Society of the Woman in the Wilderness. Wilson divides communities into two types: platonic (based on an authoritarian, usually Christian, ideology) and anti-platonic (based on autonomy and equality). He evaluates communities according to how they perceive nature and wilderness, putting his discussion in the context of the differences in...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various subjects including poetry as the basis of all writing, William Shakespeare, dub poets, the United States in Grenada, Brahma, Mark Twain, slave writing, African syntax, and critical realism. (Continues on 84p002.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race
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by Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.)
Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
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by Smith, Harry
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Hary Smith Plays and comments on his film "heaven, earth, magic."
Topics: consciousness and literature, mysticism
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by Blaser, Robin; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Myles, Eileen; Oliver, Akilah; Schelling, Andrew; Tejada, Roberto
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First half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program faculty reading, featuring poetry by Roberto Tejado and Robin Blaser, prose by Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and poetry and prose by Eileen Myles. (Continued on 01P055)
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Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing balance and sanity in the Marakami, Don Genaro in Castaneda, poverty and cultural richness, ceremonies and political change, Native Americans in relation to settled areas and wilderness, Maria Sabina on women and shamanism followed by a movie about her, Sabina's account of the first cure and shamans as mediums. Part 3 of a series.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses "Aboriginal Poetics": the children's songs, migration songs, and funeral songs of the aboriginal population of Australia. He performs chants with aboriginal songsticks, including one written to protest the Vietnam War. The tape concludes with a reading and discussion of Vachel Lindsay's rhythmic poem "The Congo."
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, incantation, language and culture, preliterate culture, oral...
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance discussing Seneca ceremonies, difficulties with serious poetry on TV, technology and individual experience, the dangers of obsessiveness, using comedy as a remedy, and the function of music. There is also an off-topic student discussion early in the class.
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Second half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing shamanism, performance as ritual, gaining knowledge through experience, meditation, Seneca songs, being prisoners of language, trance and illusionism. Part 4 of a series. (Continued from 81P022A)
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including black literature, Black Arts Movement, assassinations of the 1960's, colonialism, Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition, and a reading of the "Defeat Reagan" poem. (Continued from 84p003.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on "Spontaneous Poetics." Discussion includes meditation and poetry with William Carlos Williams's "Thursday" as an example. Ginsberg discusses Indian poetry, Paris and Henri Micheaux, William Blake's "Tierza," Gertrude Stein, and political disillusionment. (Continues on 76p076.) Keyword: New American Poetry, beat movement, New York School, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, spiritualism and literature, political poetry, protest...
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.) Keywords: New American Poetry, Black Arts Movement, New York School, sound poetry, music in literature, political poetry
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A continuation of the thirteenth class on Basic Poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this tape the class discusses Hart Crane and Sir Phillip Sydney. This is class 13 of 33.
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by Thomas, Lorenzo
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Second half of a lecture by Lorenzo Thomas titled "The Poetics of the Blues." Thomas dicusses courtly tradition, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Afro-American poetry, Steve Henderson, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Amiri Baraka, Black Voices anthology, Sonia Sanchez,and the Negritude Movement. The lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 89p113.) Keywords: New American Poetry, Black Arts Movement, Umbra, music and literature
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by Brownstein, Michael
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Second half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, cut-ups, underground science,Timothy Leary, General Electric light bulbs, IBM, and imagery. (Continued from 77p035.)
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by Creeley, Robert
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A lecture by Robert Creeley on poetry in motion. The lecture includes a discussion and reading of Basil Bunting, playing of jazz, and selections from Poetry in Motion by Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Kenward Elsmslie, Ed Sanders, Helen Adam, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, and Michael McClure. Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art in literature, music in literature, San Francisco Renaissance, modernism
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First half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing Kurt Schwitters, Ramon Medina Silva, Native American sign language, Cherokee songs, thought poetry, futurists, Dada, Ginsberg, Diamond sutra, Hugo Ball, sound poetry, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Raoul Hausmann, Navajo songs, Henry Chopin and Howard Norman. Part 2 of a series. (Continued on 81P021B)
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Bobbie Louise Hawkins presents a lecture on the life and work of performer Colette.